Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Dear Quilting Buddies,

I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with good surprises beyond your wildest dreams!

Let's start some new quilts. Forget about the ufo's. I'm thinking a Quilt-along or a new World quilt would be fun. 

Hugs, Karen

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My DH has an Etsy store!

My husband has an Etsy shop! JasonGriskaPhoto 
Jason has been taking photos of landscapes and everything else since I met him in 1972. Now that he's retired, he takes photo trips several times a year. He goes to great lengths to capture his shots, getting up way before dawn to be in the right spot before sunrise. He has posted about 50 of his best photos. So take a look and favorite or Pin a few to get him started. 

In the photo above, there were two sets of waves that intersected, creating this turbulent mass. I love the color in this one. 

I hope you are enjoying this quiet time between Christmas and New Year's Day! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Denim Dog

What a cute way to upcycle an old pair of jeans! I found a site about making denim toys: here.
There are no patterns on that site, just lots of inspiration. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Outstanding Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan


This stunning Pine Burr quilt is the creation of Tara Faughnan of California. It was a prize-winning quilt at QuiltCon 2016. Tara said that she designed and made this quilt row by row, not knowing when she started what the finshed quilt design would look like. 

If you would like to see my pattern for a Pine Burr quilt, click here.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Batch of African Clergy Stoles

See my new batch of clergy stoles made from African fabrics. I like the four big sunflower designs on this stole. I sourced most of these fabrics on Etsy. I love cutting them up and mixing them all together...I'm a scrap quilter at heart!